On-chip Nanoplasmonics

Science Leader
Project Leader
Deputy Project Leader
Prof Min Gu         
Prof Min Gu
Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University
Dr Benjamin Cumming
Swinburne University
Dr Mike Smith
The University of Sydney

The vision of this project is to develop three- and two-dimensional nanoplasmonic structures that can allow unprecedented control of light at the sub wavelength scale.

A twist on light. Three-dimensional polymer Chiral lattices exhibiting circular dichroism hold the key to perfect polarisation selective elements.
Plasmon antenna. Nanometer sized periodic arrays of metallic coated polymer rods have the ability to tightly confine light to volumes orders of magnitude below the diffraction limit, allowing for ultra-nonlinear plasmonic circuits.

The ability to manipulate light on the nanoscale is at the heart of the next generation of all optical, miniature, energy efficient, single element photonic processors of the future where information is encoded in light. Nanoplasmonics will lay a new foundation in all optical processing.

Patterning light. Spatial light modulators allow for complex structures at the focus of an objective lens by manipulation of phase and intensity. A traditional single focal spot produced from a lens can be transformed into a complex array of foci allowing for arbitrary patterning.

On-chip Nanoplasmonics is a new discipline of science that can enable the next generation of optical technologies ranging from telecommunications, micro-electronics to biomedical sciences and astronomy.

On-chip Nanoplasmonics Group, Annual CUDOS Workshop in the Hunter Valley, Feb 2015

On-chip Nanoplasmonics Group, Annual CUDOS Workshop in the Hunter Valley, Feb 2015